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What is your dream?

Junior Tafadzwa “Taf” Matika has a dream that all males of color who enroll at UNC-Chapel Hill will graduate within four years. Jeremy Mckellar has a dream that solidarity will eclipse all races, gender and ethnic backgrounds. Lauren Song dreams of being a journalist spreading truth and justice. Briana Echols dreams of studying corporate and…

Gram-o-Rama elicits laughs, cheers

For an hour Tuesday evening, 14 UNC-Chapel Hill students made more than 200 peers, faculty, parents and Chancellor Carol L. Folt laugh and cheer as they performed skits about an unlikely topic: grammar. The students in English 307 presented Gram-o-Rama, a series of acts and songs the students wrote that take a playful look at…

When worlds combine, the possibilities are limitless

In the early days of the environmentalist movement, the line was sharply drawn between the tree-huggers and the suits. People had to choose between the two shades of green – the planet or the money. But along the way, that line got blurred. Corporations began to see that they could save money and resources through…

Building a Village of Hope

How do you explain a calling? Devon Leondis curls her fingers into her palm and touches her hand lightly to her chest, explaining, “It was always something that was in my heart.” For as long as she can remember, the Carolina junior with the long dark hair and quick smile has wanted to help poor…

Major medicine

Amy Alger, a trauma and critical care surgeon at UNC Hospitals and Major in the U.S. Army Reserves, has always been drawn to trauma — to taking care of the sickest patients in the hospital and trying to make them better. “The care for every trauma patient is different,’’ she said. “It’s that diversity that…

Happy Thanksgiving!

There are many things for which we are thankful this holiday weekend — including the beautiful fall colors of Carolina’s campus.

Enjoy!

A wish come true

Magic happens at the intersection of profit and purpose. That was the lesson Jim Kitchen wanted to teach undergraduate students in his Intro to Entrepreneurship class. But rather than simply speaking those words in the classroom, he gave students an opportunity – and a mission – to learn by doing. Through a project dubbed “Ready,…

Learning from Veterans

Army veteran Jacob Hinton served two combat tours in Afghanistan as a member of the 82nd Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg. Members of the 82nd have long prided themselves as the tip of the spear of U.S. military strength. Within hours of receiving orders, they can be jumping out of a plane – directly into…

‘Helping Hand’ featured on CBS This Morning

CBS This Morning on Monday featured the story of Jeff Powell, a senior in biomedical engineering in the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill who recently made a prosthetic hand for a 7-year-old boy for only $20 using a 3D printer. Click here for the CBS This Morning video. Click here for Powell’s…